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Title Navigating boundaries : the Asian diaspora in Torres Strait / editors Anna Shnukal, Guy Ramsay and Yuriko Nagata
Published Canberra : Pandanus Books, 2004


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Description 330 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents Chapter 1. Mapping Australasia: reflections on the permeability of Australia's northern maritime borders -- ch. 2. Tidal flfows: an overview of Torres Strait Islander-Asian contact -- ch. 3. The Chinese diaspora in Torres Strait: cross-cultural connections and contentions on Thursday Island -- ch. 4. 'They don't know what went on underneath': three little-known Filipino/Malay communities of Torres Strait -- ch. 5. Heriberto Zarcal: the first Filipino-Australian -- ch. 6. The Japanese in Torres Strait -- ch. 7. The Sri Lankan settlers of Thursday Island -- ch. 8. John Douglas and the Asian presence on Thursday Island: 1885-1904 -- ch. 9. Coloured people: a challenge to racial stereotypes -- ch. 10. Confluence: Asian cultural contributions to ailan pasin -- ch. 11. Some historical and contemporary Asian elements in the music and performance culture of Torres Strait
Summary This contributed volume of essays draws on extensive, widely dispersed information to narrate stories of the Asian diaspora communities of Torres Strait, north Queensland
Analysis Asians
Torres Strait
Social impact
Ethnic relations
Cultural values
Case studies
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Asians -- Australia -- Thursday Island (Qld.)
Asians -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Social life and customs.
Asians -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
Asians -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- History.
Emigration and immigration -- Australia -- Queensland -- Torres Strait Islands -- History
Asians -- Torres Strait.
Asians -- Torres Strait region
Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Social life and customs.
Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- History.
Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Civilization.
Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Race relations.
Author Shnukal, Anna.
Ramsay, Guy Malcolm.
Nagata, Yuriko.
Australian National University. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies.
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